University of Zurich, February 18-19, 2016 The workshop “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy” is the first academic workshop of the event series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”. It will focus on the tension between democracy and justice, which culminates in the question of democratic legitimacy. This central topic of investigation in empirical and philosophical political studies on democracy highlight questions such as the following: Is a government legitimate if citizens are fairly satisfied with their democracy despite very few possibilities to participate, to candidate in elections, or to exercise individual fundamental rights, as is the case in Russia? How democratic is a country with a constitutional law adopted through…
New event series: “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms”
We are happy to announce that a new event series on “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” supported by the UZH Graduate Campus will soon by launched for the academic year 2015-2016 by members of DemocracyNet.eu. This series aims at offering young researchers studying democracy a space for interdisciplinary academic discussion while at the same time making academic debates accessible to a wider audience by organising public presentations and discussions focused on current academic and political issues. Schedule Nov. 2015 Feb. 2016 May 2016 Sept. 2016 Events Public event: Podium discussion “Grenzen der Demokratie?” Workshop and public event: “Justice and Democracy: Assessing Political Legitimacy” Workshop and public event: “Contextualizing Democracy: Culture,…
2012-2013 events series: “Researching, Networking, Thinking Ahead: Democracy & Citizenship in Europe”
DemocracyNet.eu is glad to announce that it will soon launch an event series at the University of Zurich on the theme Researching, Networking, Thinking Ahead: Democracy & Citizenship in Europe The event series is supported by the UZH Graduate Campus. Three academic workshops and three public events qill be organised during the 2012-2013 period. The opening event will take place on October 26, 2012. For more information, please click on the picture or here.